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Neymar defends his diving for Brazil at World Cup

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has hit back at critics of his World Cup theatrics, saying they "will never understand".
Kheireddine Zetchi

Algeria hope to appoint a new manager in August

Algeria hope to appoint a new national team manager in early August, according to the country's Football Federation (FAF) president, Kheireddine Zetchi.
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Croatia’s Nikola Kalinic declines World Cup medal after being sent home early

Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic has not accepted a runners-up medal after his country's 4-2 World Cup final defeat to France because he was sent home early in the competition, reports in the Croatian media said.
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Neymar backs Tite for Brazil despite World Cup failure

Brazil superstar Neymar has come out in support of Selecao coach Tite and urged him to stay despite their disappointing World Cup.

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea need ‘best player’ Eden Hazard to stay

Hazard fuelled speculation of a move to Real Madrid at the end of Belgium's impressive World Cup campaign when he told reporters "it might be time to discover something different" after six years at Stamford Bridge and adding: "You know my preferred destination."
Brazil's forward Neymar warms up before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018. AFP PHOTO | CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Neymar: I am staying at Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar has told ESPN Brasil he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain amid continuing speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
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Juan Mata scores as Manchester United draw against Mexican side on US tour

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Thursday's 1-1 pre-season draw with Club America in Arizona "pushed us to levels we are not prepared for".
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Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson in record €72.5m deal

Liverpool on Thursday signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in a world record deal valued at 72.5 million euros by the Italian club.
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Liverpool close in on record 75 million euro deal for Brazil’s Alisson

Brazilian international Alisson Becker is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth 75 million euros, a world record for a goalkeeper, media reports suggested Wednesday.
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Roma defend decision to sell Alisson to Liverpool

Selling Alisson to Liverpool does not show "a lack of ambition", says Roma's director of football Monchi, who admits the transfer of the Brazilian is "tough" for fans to take.
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Brazil’s 2014 World Cup legacy left little to celebrate

When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 the country dreamt of glory, but the beloved national team was thrashed and the tournament left a legacy of unfinished works, huge debts and missing funds.
Fabio da Silva has joined Nantes from Middlesbrough - FC Nantes

Nantes sign former Manchester United full-back Fabio

Former Manchester Untied defender Fabio da Silva has signed for Nantes from Middlesbrough, bringing his 10-year spell in English football to an end.
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Liverpool make world record bid for Roma’s Alisson

Liverpool have made a new bid of €75m (£66.9m) for Alisson and are close to sealing a world-record deal for the Roma goalkeeper.

Fans cheer as Andres Iniesta lands in Japan to join Vissel Kobe

Hundreds of football fans flocked to cheer Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta when he arrived in Japan on Wednesday to join his new club Vissel Kobe.

Liverpool make an offer for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

Roma are considering the bid, a world record for a keeper, but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m.
FILE PHOTO- Soccer Football - Europa League Round of 16 First Leg - Lazio vs Dynamo Kiev - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - March 8, 2018 Lazio's Felipe Anderson celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS-Max Rossi-File Photo

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini backs Felipe Anderson to add ‘new dimension’

West Ham United manger Manuel Pellegrini believes the London club's record signing, Felipe Anderson, will give his team a "new dimension".
OFAB Nigeria Coordinator, Dr. Rose Gidado

OFAB: Information by anti-GMO groups not scientific

Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has said the information being peddled by those opposed to the use and consumption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has no scientific base.
(FILES) This file picture taken on June 27, 2018 shows Brazil's midfielder Paulinho celebrating after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Brazil's Paulinho swaps the World Cup and Barcelona for the Chinese Super League this week as he returns on loan to rescue Guangzhou Evergrande's flagging bid for an eighth straight title, as the league starts up on July 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG

He’s back – Paulinho goes from Barca to World Cup to Guangzhou

Brazil's Paulinho swaps the World Cup and Barcelona for the Chinese Super League this week as he returns on loan to rescue Guangzhou Evergrande's flagging bid for an eighth straight title.

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Odion Ighalo in action for his Chinese club

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo scores ninth goal in China

Odion Ighalo netted his ninth goal of the season in the Chinese Super League today, but his club Changchun Yatai still fell 2-1 at home to title chasers Shandong Luneng.

PDP: APC will lose Bauchi bye-election

The Peoples Democratic party has said that it cannot be intimidated by security agencies in an attempt to disenfranchise its member in the coming senatorial bye-election billed for August 11, 2018.
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15-year-old raped by brother jailed over abortion

A 15-year-old girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an Indonesian official said Saturday.
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Abia guber: I have forgiven Olisa Metuh – Alex Otti

Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the 2015 election in Abia State, Dr.Alex Otti , said he had forgiven the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, for the role he played during the collation of the results of the election at the INEC collation centre , Umuahia , in 2015.
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‘Prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life.